Group Chief Financial Officer
Michael Hughes, Group Chief Financial Officer, has over 30 years of hospitality experience specialising in financial management. He has held senior positions in various hotel sectors across the Asia Pacific; strengthening his skill sets in financial planning & control, accounting, information technology & financial systems, and conceptualising & analysing of hotel projects. Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Hughes served as the Managing Director of Asia-Pacfic Lodging Ltd in Hong Kong providing consultancy services mainly to hotels in China, Indonesia, and Australia. He spent more than a decade with Carlson Hotels Worldwide where he started off as an Area Controller for Raddisson Hotels and Resorts and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Finance, Radisson Plaza Suite Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia; General Manager, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Taman Intan, Surabaya, Indonesia and finally CEO of Country Inns & Suites by Carlson.